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  • Gamma by Julian Havil
    Gamma (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Among the many constants that appear in mathematics, p, e, and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is y, or gamma, a constant that arises in many mathematical areas yet maintains a profound sense of mystery....

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  • The Irrationals by Julian Havil
    The Irrationals (English, Hardback) Julian Havil

    The ancient Greeks discovered them, but it wasn't until the nineteenth century that irrational numbers were properly understood and rigorously defined, and even today not all their mysteries have been revealed. This book tells the story of irrational numbers and the mathematicians who have tackled their challenges, from antiquity onwards.

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  • Nonplussed! by Julian Havil
    Nonplussed! (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Math - the application of reasonable logic to reasonable assumptions - usually produces reasonable results. But sometimes math generates astonishing paradoxes - conclusions that seem completely unreasonable or just plain impossible but that are nevertheless demonstrably true. This book is a collection of paradoxes from different areas of math.

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  • John Napier by Julian Havil
    John Napier (English, Hardback) Julian Havil

    John Napier (1550?1617) is celebrated today as the man who invented logarithms?an enormous intellectual achievement that would soon lead to the development of their mechanical equivalent in the slide rule: the two would serve humanity as the principal means of calculation until the mid-1970s. Yet, despite Napier's pioneering efforts, his life and work have not attracted detailed modern scrutiny....

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  • The Irrationals by Julian Havil
    The Irrationals (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Discusses the history of irrational numbers, surveys the work of mathematicians who have worked with them, and explores the questions and difficulties that still exist about them.

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  • Gamma by Julian Havil
    Gamma (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Among the myriad of constants that appear in mathematics, p, e, and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is g, or gamma, a constant that maintains a sense of mystery. This book takes on a journey through logarithms and the harmonic series, the two defining elements of gamma, toward the first account of gamma's place in mathematics.

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